Ex-Rep. Beto O’Rouke Floats 2022 Bid For Texas Gov

The Hill reports:

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) said this week he is considering a 2022 gubernatorial run, setting up a potential challenge against incumbent Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R). “It’s something I’m going to think about,” O’Rourke told Buzz Adams on Texas radio station KLAQ on Monday.

O’Rourke went on to hit Abbott’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, accusing him of having a “complete indifference” to steps local leaders are trying to take to save lives amid the public health crisis.

O’Rourke came within less than 3 points of defeating Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the state’s 2018 Senate race, catapulting him onto the national political scene.

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